We are always looking for new singers to join us. Shaldon Singers is a friendly non-auditioned choir of about 60. New members will be made very welcome. We sing a wide range of classical music and give two concerts a year, in December and May. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7.15 to 9 p.m. at St Peter’s Church in Shaldon (see map below).
If you are interested in joining Shaldon Singers, please contact Ann Pardoe (01626 873709) for information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. An ability to read music is an advantage, but more important are enthusiasm and a commitment to attend rehearsals.
In memory of Ro Rickett
Saturday 3 December
7.00 pm at St Peter’s Church, Shaldon
Andrew Millington (piano/organ)
Elgar: From the Bavarian Highlands
Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
Music by Ola Gjeilo and Eric Whitacre
Carols for choir and audience
£15 (with refreshments)/£12 (concert only) Under 19s £8/£6
Tickets from members of the choir, Bradleys Shaldon and Teign Music
or online at wegottickets.com
Retiring collection in aid of The Helen Foundation
In January we begin rehearsing Handel's Messiah for our next concert on 20 May 2023. Do come and join us in singing this well-known and well-loved masterpiece.
SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2022 - you can read our latest newsletter by clicking the link below.
Saturday 21 May
The Singers presented a celebratory programme to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Anna Cockroft led the Shaldon Sinfonietta and the concert featured three excellent soloists – Jenny Abbott, Jonathan Waterworth and James Quilligan.
The highlight was Puccini’s Messa di Gloria. A composer famous for his operas, it is clear from this early work where Puccini’s future direction lay, and his operatic instincts were obvious particularly in the Gloria movement – the major part of the work.
Schubert’s popular Mass in G showed a mix of classical and earlier styles, while Warlock’s Capriol Suite for string orchestra, a set of six dances written in the twentieth century but in the style of music in the sixteenth century – the first Elizabethan era – completed the programme.
Chairman Ann Pardoe described the concert as ‘a double celebration, with the Queen’s Jubilee and our return to a May concert after three years. We are looking to the future and would love to have more singers joining us now the difficulties of Covid are retreating.’
David Cox gave a short talk on the work of HITS – Homeless In Teignbridge Support – and a retiring collection in aid of the charity raised £420. Many thanks to our audience for their generosity and support.
ZOOM SESSIONS DURING COVID19
Our Zoom sessions began in April 2020 and continued until June 2021. and we enjoyed singing a wide variety of music, including Faure's Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine. Our Christmas evening on Zoom of favourite carols and readings was enjoyed by singers and around 25 friends and family members. The concert was dedicated to the memory of Ro Rickett. We then worked on Haydn's Creation, with a performance of the work on Zoom in May 2021.
We have also made a recording of ourselves singing the Mozart Ave Verum Corpus. You can listen to the finished recording below.
If you would like to make a donation to help with choir funds, we would be very grateful. You can do so through the Charities Aid Foundation using the Donate button below.
SHALDON SINGERS is a charity with a Registered Charity Number of 1164387